AMH Friends & Fam Jam: Nik Greeley & Friends, Swwik, Heaven Man, DJ Magnanimous, Dylan Hepner & More!

AMH Friends & Fam Jam: Nik Greeley & Friends, Swwik, Heaven Man, DJ Magnanimous, Dylan Hepner & More!

Apr 15 2018 · Sun

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$5

This event is 21 and over

Nik Greeley & Friends
Nik Greeley & Friends
Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area, often being compared to the likes of James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Jim Morrison. Greeley released his solo debut EP Town Gypsy in Spring 2015, and has performed live sessions & received airplay on radio stations such as Radio 104.5, 88.5 WXPN, 93.3 WMMR, 93.7 WSTW and 95.9 WRAT. Greeley is also a member & singer in Philly's première funk band, Swift Technique, where he shares lead vocal duties with his female counter-part, Chelsea ViaCava. Members of ST also perform in The Operators, including the talented ST horn section.
Swwik
Swwik
Based in West Philadelphia, Swwik has carved out a niche in the diverse and thriving local music scene. The four-piece rock band excels at live improvisation and has a penchant for storytelling. They pull equal influences from the jam band scene as they do 80’s and 90’s pop music to create their unique rock fusion blend. Their honest songwriting, combined with a goofy sense of humor and love of cats, sets them apart from their contemporaries.

Swwik came to life inside the walls of the Ardmore Music Hall, an independent music venue located in the Philadelphia Main Line. Inspired by the constant presence of live music, AMH employees Joseph Pasternack and Ethan Tauber discovered a songwriting chemistry that laid the groundwork for what Swwik would become. The duo, who both play guitar and sing, recruited AMH sound engineer Ed Moman and his roommate Ben Kutner-Duff for keys/bass and drums respectively. After a few jam sessions, they realized that they had an innate collaborative spirit and could bring out the best in each others’ abilities. They recorded an EP in April that showcases their dynamic energy and range: from the southern-tinged slow burner version of Scissor Sisters’ “Take Your Mama Out” to the moody original composition “Chemical Reggae.”

Drawing equal comparisons to Ween's humorous take on rock & roll and the sonic exploration of Umphrey's McGee, Swwik is more of a rock band that jams than a rock influenced jam band. At the heart of Swwik's sound is the anything goes approach to songwriting and a refusal to be confined by genre. The dual lead guitar work of Joseph Pasternack and Ethan Tauber effortlessly weaves through the complex yet accessible rhythm section anchored in place by Ed Moman and Ben Kutner-Duff, crafting catchy songs that are focused on story arc and structure but leave plenty of room for improvisation.

In their short existence as a band, Swwik already has performed throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Their energetic live shows run the gamut of 4 minute infectious rockers and dance numbers to 17 minute-plus sonic adventures, weaving knockout original material with unpredictable covers. Their ever-evolving sound influences their eclectic setlist, and promises any concertgoer a different experience each time.
Heaven Man
Heaven Man
Heaven Man is a psychedelic entity born from the slums of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We create music based on love and the mindbending mythologies of humanoid ape creatures that may or may not roam the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Wilderness.
Dylan Hepner
Dylan Hepner
"Dylan Hepner is a singer/song writer from Cecil County, MD who has led and supported acts across a variety of genres since he was a child. From blues to rap, and hard rock to bluegrass, this multi-instrumentalist is truly influenced by all forms of music and produces a genuinely unique performance thats exciting for all! Whether it's a solo acoustic performance or his full band "Hepner's Rebellion", Dylan always aims to bring high energy and raw emotion to the stage every time.
DJ Magnanimous
DJ Magnanimous
Funk for the ages
Now is your time to boogie
The beard will guide you
FKA Gus Finna (special appearance)
FKA Gus Finna (special appearance)
Find Known Answers. Tears in your eyes, dancing at your best friend's birthday party.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com